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TORONTO, December 13, 2023 — The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) announced today the promotion of Nicole Cheng to the position of Vice-President, Finance and Facilities for the organization. In this role, Nicole will be a key member of the CMPA senior leadership team, responsible for leading and managing the finance and facility team and functions for the CMPA.

TORONTO, September 28, 2023 — Following its annual general meeting earlier today, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) unveiled its Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term, and also announced the appointment of Damon D’Oliveira as CMPA Board Chair.

TORONTO, September 12, 2023 —The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today released a report examining the range of professional development programming options for media producers in Canada. The research found that while there is an abundance of high-quality programs available, the variety and extensive volume of programs on offer can make it difficult for individual producers to identify the training opportunities that best meet their specific needs.

TORONTO, September 7, 2023 —The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today announced Nancy Grant and Anam Abbas as the recipients of its annual Indiescreen Awards, which celebrates the best and brightest in Canadian independent feature film production. The winners were announced at a ceremony, presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Thursday, September 7.

TORONTO, September 5, 2023 — The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced the 40 mentees selected for participation in its 2023/2024 CMPA mentorship programs.

TORONTO, August 31, 2023 — FAME Week, the premier event for the film, tv and music industries in Africa, has named Canada as the official guest country for 2023, highlighting the opportunities for collaboration between South Africa and Canada. Producers from across Canada, representing a diverse range of genres and platforms, including scripted, factual, animation, theatrical, television, streaming, and interactive digital media will have the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships with local producers, distributors, buyers, and commissioners.

TORONTO, August 21, 2023 — Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association unveiled the nominees for its annual Indiescreen Awards. The awards recognize excellence among Canada’s independent feature film producers, honoring producers whose vision and entrepreneurship demonstrate a commitment and passion for producing Canadian feature films.

OTTAWA, July 26, 2023 —Today, the CMPA released the following statement thanking the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez for his work as Minister of Canadian Heritage:

TORONTO, June 22, 2023 — The Canadian Media Producers Association today opened applications for the 2023 Indiescreen Awards, also announcing that the awards ceremony will make its return to the Toronto International Film Festival.

TORONTO, June 10, 2023 —The CMPA today issued the following statement in response to the passing of Joy Rosen, CEO and Co-Founder of Portfolio Entertainment: